During WWII – that is to say, way before Margaret Thatcher, Golda Meir, and some other badass Iron ladies – the British Secret Service held the strange notion that women are somehow less combative than men.
Hence, they planned to feminize Hitler by inserting estrogen – a hormone that promotes the development of physical female characteristics – into his food.
They asserted it would make him less aggressive and more like his docile younger sister Paula, who worked as a secretary.
Estrogen was chosen because it was tasteless and would have a slow and subtle effect, meaning it would pass Hitler’s food tasters unnoticed. Eventually, the operation was not carried out and the world did not get to see the Double-D version of the Führer.
Bonus fact: Over the years, Adolf Hitler’s sexuality has been the subject of historical and great debate. Some historians argue that the dictator could have been homosexual and that the opposition and persecution of homosexuals by the NSDAP party could be due to a reactive defense mechanism to expand their homophobia campaign.
Several studies reject such approaches and consider the Führer of heterosexual orientation since it is believed that he had six lovers throughout his life; two of them committed suicide, another died eight years later as a result of a failed attempt, and another failed in its attempt.
In 1929 he met Eva Braun, with whom he married on April 29, 1945, a day before committing suicide.
Notably, he disavowed his confidant and closest friend: Ernst Röhm for his “immoral sexual behavior”. Although, strangely, the dictator never objected to Röhm’s homosexuality prior to that.
During the holocaust, 100,000 men homosexuals were sent to concentration camps on account of their tendencies. There they were forced to wear prisoner attire with a pink triangle as a symbol of their “crimes.” The prisoners were used as guinea pigs by medical personnel that tried to find a “remedy” for homosexuality, in order to prevent the risk of gay Aryan children.
Interestingly, the Hitlers’ butler wrote in his memoirs that “Hitler and Braun shared two rooms and bathrooms, and that he preferred to end the evenings alone “.
Heike Görtemaker, Braun’s biographer, said they both enjoyed a normal sex life.
Eva’s friends and family reported that one time she held a photo of Neville Chamberlain sitting on the sofa in Hitler’s home in Munich, smiled and said: “If I knew what was happening on the sofa …”.